Posts By: Peter Law

How to stop arguments spinning out of control

Have you noticed that arguments with your partner often blow up before getting resolved? Do disagreements easily pass the point of no return? Do you sometimes both say things you’ll regret later before one of you storms out? Many couples bring this destructive pattern of conflict to counselling, and we’ve witnessed how hurt and exhausted… Read more »

Tips for dating

Be positive – Make sure you’re in a good place and feeling fulfilled first before you try and get into a new relationship. Looking to another person to make you happy will not last and is likely to create unwanted pressures and resentments down the line. Keep your friends close – Develop and maintain a strong network… Read more »

‘Age no barrier to love’

Research from Relate shows that 23% of 55 to 65-year-olds have met at least one partner through a dating website or app. The statistics also reveal that nearly twice the number of men compared with women are getting married in their sixties. Relate Bedfordshire and Luton CEO Angela Foll says that relationships are important no… Read more »

Auction raises nearly £2,000 to help local young people

Definitely no one was asleep – some just look that way in the picture.   Instead, they were intently studying the brochure for 12 auction lots at our latest charity auction – including bottles of bubbly from the House of Commons donated by local MPs – which raised nearly £2,000 to help pay for free counselling… Read more »

Great prizes for auction fundraiser

Just take a look… at the great prizes supporters have generously donated for our auction this month. The catalogue is here: Woburn auction lots brochure The 12 auction lots include bottles of bubbly from the House of Commons, family days out on the river and in country parks, and a framed photograph of the England… Read more »

Insight into mental issues at school

The group of young people we’ve been working with who won top prize in a local social action competition have published their project report – and given us an insight into the plight of children at school who suffer mental health issues. The Minds Alrite team, taking part in an UpRising leadership programme, aimed to:… Read more »

Demand for help with relationships soars by 26%

Local demand for help with relationships has grown by 26% in just one year, says Relate Bedfordshire and Luton in their 2014-15 annual report. The local Relate team have delivered 26% more hours of services compared with the previous year – and more than half of that time (57%) has been spent supporting children and… Read more »

She’s gone up the wall

Heavens! Normally she’s such a balanced, quite reserved, clinical supervisor skilled at listening. But of late, Diane Whitmore has been going up the wall. Diane, counselling supervisor at Relate Bedfordshire and Luton, has been learning the tricks of scaling a wall courtesy of young people at the TOKKO youth space, Luton – where the Relate… Read more »

Tips on how to ‘talk with your teen’

We’re supporting World Suicide Prevention Day this week (September 10) by offering tips on how to talk with your teenagers. The annual awareness-raising day is organised by International Association for Suicide Prevention and the World Health Organisation. This year’s theme is about understanding the impact that reaching out to people at risk can have in… Read more »